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Woman Drives Pickup Truck Into SA Bar, Flees Scene

Posted on October 31st, 2012 No Comments

This morning around 7 a.m. in San Antonio, a female driver crashed a F-250 Ford pickup truck into the side of a bar and then left the scene of the accident.

The driver was traveling south on Quintana Road when she lost control of her vehicle and drifted into the northbound lane of the road. While in the northbound lane, she struck a Hyundai Accent and then crashed through a parking lot before plowing into Dayzee Dukes Saloon.

Witnesses saw the woman exit the crashed truck, and stumble around on high heels in the debris. Before San Antonio police officers were able to arrive at the scene of the accident, the woman ran from the bar. A beer truck driver attempted to chase her, but she was allegedly moving quite fast in her shoes. When authorities made their way to the crash site, they were able to locate the owner of the pick-up truck, and therefore determined the identity of the reckless driver.

San Antonio firefighters also responded to the accident, and are in the process of investigating the crash. Once the woman is located, she faces the possibility of being charged with leaving the scene of an accident. No injuries were reported in the accident, and the damage to the bar is being assessed at this time.

If a reckless driver has left you with injuries and medical bills, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Please contact the reckless driving lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers by calling (210) 999-9999 today.

Motorcycle Accident Leaves Off-Duty SAPD Officer Injured

Posted on October 30th, 2012 No Comments

On Monday afternoon, a serious motorcycle accident took place on Interstate 35 near Selma, Texas. The accident involved an off-duty San Antonio Police Department officer. The 19-year veteran was traveling north on the highway around 2:30 p.m. when he crashed his bike. According to police officers that arrived on the scene, it is believed that the 44-year-old officer was attempting to pass a motor vehicle when the accident occurred.

In an attempt to pass that vehicle, the motorcyclist could possibly have side swiped the car causing himself to lose control. His motorcycle veered out of its designated lane and crashed on the interstate. At the time of the crash, the officer was not wearing a protective helmet. As a result of not donning the proper safety equipment, the man suffered serious head injuries.

Emergency personnel arrived at the scene, and immediately transported the off-duty officer to the San Antonio Military Medical Center. He was initially listed in critical condition upon his arrival at the hospital. No current news on his condition has been released at this time. An investigation into the harmful incident is underway.

When individuals choose to purchase a motorcycle, they become responsible for their safety while operating the bike. This safety can be compromised tremendously if the motorcyclist chooses not to wear protective safety gear. Unfortunately, there are instances where motorcyclists can still be involved in accidents even when they are wearing helmets and operating their bikes properly. Accidents with motorcycles have numerous causes, and can result in serious injuries for the people involved.

SAPD Announces Extra Patrol on Roads on Halloween

Posted on October 29th, 2012 No Comments

The San Antonio Police Department has announced that they will  be adding an additional 55 police officers to the roadway during this year’s Halloween celebration in order to prevent drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel to help keep everyone safe.

The additional police officers were on the streets beginning Friday evening because Halloween parties and celebration usually take place the weekend before if the holiday falls on a weekday.

Bexar County enforced the ‘No-Refusal’ initiative year round, but other Texas cities that do not enforce it all the time, may do it on heavy drinking weekends, such as this one. Staff from a local news station rode along with police officials in order to see the difference that extra patrols on the roadways made for residents in the area.

It was reported that the additional law enforcement agencies was “extremely beneficial” and gave police an extra eye to make sure that impaired drivers  do not take to the roadway. The police department stated that the extra enforcement was possible because of a grant that was given to them by the Texas Department of Transportation.

Drunk driving puts everyone on the roadway at risk. If you have been injured by a drunk driver, we know that compensation will not erase the affects of the accident, but it hopefully can help alleviate financially stress from you and your family. Contact the San Antonio drunk driving victims lawyers at Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers today.

San Antonio Physician Sued in Malpractice Suit

Posted on October 26th, 2012 No Comments

In 2007, a nursing home resident passed away partially due to an infected bedsore. The 67-year-old resident initially developed the bedsore as a result of back surgery she underwent at Northeast Baptist Hospital. She had back surgery to correct issues that arose after she accidentally fell.

Once the surgery was completed, the woman was transferred to Heartland of San Antonio to begin her rehabilitation process. Once the woman was in the care of a San Antonio physician at the hospital, her bedsore allegedly continued to worsen. The bedsore grew to an alarming size and became severely infected. The woman passed away on October 2007, and the bedsore was listed as a contributing factor in her death.

The woman’s adult children filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Heartland of San Antonio, as well as their mother’s residing physician. Trial for the malpractice suit began on Tuesday, October 16. Prior to the start of the trial, Heartland and the plaintiffs agreed on a settlement in the case. The amount of compensation that was agreed upon was not disclosed.

The San Antonio physician is denying any wrongdoing in his patient’s death. According to the suit, the physician chose to neglect examining the nursing home patient personally, and passed off that responsibility through exams called “chart rounds.” These exams are merely observations made by nurses. The plaintiffs are hoping that a jury in civil court will determine that the doctor acted negligently in the treatment of their mother’s bedsore.

 

Ohio woman wins surgical negligence lawsuit

Posted on October 25th, 2012 No Comments

A 43 year-old Painesville, Ohio woman was awarded $910,000 by a jury after a 24 inch by 12 inch surgical towel was left inside her abdomen during surgery in 2009. The woman filed the medical malpractice lawsuit against her surgeon and the hospital, which the jury found equally guilty of negligence. According to the News-Herald, the towel went undiscovered for five months until she went in for another surgery.

The lawsuit states that the victim was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2009 and went in to surgery that summer to have her colon resectioned. The towel was left inside of her during this surgery and not removed until November when she had to get two-thirds of her bowels removed. An expert on the case says the towel damaged her bowels and made it difficult for her to eat certain foods, caused frequent bowel movements, and prevented her from leaving the house.

Her attorney says her cancer was found early and treated, but the damage from the towel will leave her with permanent suffering. She was awarded nearly a million dollars for her pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages. The hospital and physician have decided to pay the verdict rather than appeal.

If you have been a victim of a surgical error, such as a physician leaving a foreign object in your body, you have the right to file a medical malpractice lawsuit and receive compensation for your pain and suffering. A medical malpractice attorney can help you bring the negligent hospital or surgeon to justice and obtain the financial compensation you deserve.

Woman suffers spinal cord injuries after being hit by truck

Posted on October 25th, 2012 No Comments

A local woman suffered a serious spinal cord injury last week after being hit by a truck while riding her bike on the access road to I-10 West.

cyclist accident injuryMonica Caban, a 39-year-old triathlete, was training for her second Ironman triathlon, when a truck hit her from behind. Caban’s training partner says the truck’s impact sent her at soaring at least 30 feet through the air before she landed. She was relieved Caban survived such a drastic accident. Cagan has already had surgery and doctors say her recovery is up to her at this point.

The accident has sparked a strong reaction from the San Antonio’s close-knit cyclist community, even among those who have never met Caban. Many are calling for motorists to respect cyclist safety and rights, asking them to remember that cyclists are human beings rather than moving obstacles. The community has been providing meals for Caban while she recovers and has already raised $15,000 to help alleviate the burden of her medical costs.

Roadways can be incredibly dangerous for cyclists. Since they do not enjoy the protection afforded to drivers by their vehicles, even seemingly minor accidents can cause severe injuries. If you have been hurt on your bicycle by a negligent driver, a personal injury lawyer can help you seek compensation for your injuries from the party responsible for your pain and suffering.

Study shows less teens are drinking and driving in the U.S.

Posted on October 4th, 2012 No Comments

As shown by a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, less and less teenagers in the United States are operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcoholic beverages.

The CDC analyzed thousands of surveys that were completed by high school teenagers across the country. The teens who participated in the study were located in 41 different states. It was determined by the data that the percentage of these teens who drank and drove had declined by approximately 54 percent between 1991 and 2011.

In 1991, 22.3 percent of all of the teens surveyed claimed that they had participated in drinking and driving within 30 days of taking the survey. Two decades later, in 2011, the same survey was distributed to high school teens, and the results indicated that the percentage who chose to drink and drive had declined to 10.3 percent.

 

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